I have posted a new version of my book, "How to Build an Heirloom Rocking
Some of you gave me valuable advice after reading the original version
last year. So, if any of you are willing I would love to hear your ideas.
Do my intructions make sense? Are my descriptions clear? Any tips to make
a better horse?
As before, the book is free but I do sell plans. If my need to earn a
living offends any of you please enjoy the book but don't purchase the
The new book includes dozens of color photos and is in html, avoiding the
previous large pdf download.
Thanks for taking a look,
John the toymaker
www. woodentoy .com
The one grand stage where he enacted all his various parts so manifold was
his vice bench; a long rude ponderous table furnished with several vices,
of different sizes, and both of iron and wood....A belaying pin is found
too large to be easily inserted into its hole: the carpenter claps it into
one of his everready vices, and straightway files it smaller...A sailor
takes a fancy to wear sharkbone earrings: the carpenter drills his ears.
Another has the toothache: the carpenter out pincers...whirling round the
handle of his wooden vice, the carpenter signs him to clap his jaw in
that, if he would have him draw his tooth. Thus, this carpenter was
prepared at all points.
Moby Dick 1851